Daily News: October 10, 2019

Shanks Joins Sidley M&A/PE Group in London


Eleanor Shanks will join Sidley and Austin in London as a member of Sidley’s global M&A and Private Equity practice. She comes to Sidley from Proskauer Rose.

“Eleanor is one of the most respected private equity lawyers in London and highly regarded for her work across the European transactional market,” said Tom Thesing, managing partner of Sidley’s London office and member of its Executive Committee.

“She has also been recognized as one of the leading women private equity lawyers in Europe. Her arrival supports our strategy to continue diversifying our team and investing in key practices that support industry sectors like life sciences, infrastructure, real estate and financial services, sectors.”

Shanks’ practice covers a wide array of private equity and corporate transactions, including cross-border acquisitions and disposals, real estate, infrastructure and life sciences transactions, and joint ventures. She also advises clients in shareholder arrangements and managed equity plans, co-investments, and corporate governance and general corporate matters. Her clients include leading private equity sponsors, investors and funds, financial institutions, corporates and management teams.